Norwegian Refugee Council Safety and Risk Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Safety and Risk Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 214109

Category: Security
Location: Assosa with frequent travel to the fields, Benishangul Gumuz
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Safety and Risk Management Officer is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives.

NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Safety and Risk Management Officer will be based Assosa with frequent travel to all camps, will work under the supervision of the Area Manager, according to NRC’s strategies, objectives, programme policy and plan of action.

Generic responsibilities:

The Safety & Risk Management Officer is responsible for implementing staff safety security and security, based on NRC policies and SOPs, at Assosa field office, camp based offices, and field based travel movements in Beneshangul Gumuz region.

  • Implement NRC’s safety and security policies at field level;

  • Conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs;

  • Train staff in safety and security and provide regular briefings and updates;

  • Immediately report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities or assets;

  • Facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situations;

  • Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information;

  • Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures.

  • Ensure that necessary safety and security equipment are available in the right place and in good condition;

  • Prepare security updates and reports as required;

  • Create smooth work relationship between the organization and other parties;

  • Advice senior management on government relations and facilitate meetings and appointments as appropriate.

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Coordination with the Country Safety and Risk Management Coordinator and AM in analyzing and assessing security situation and threats in NRC areas of operation and ensure that appropriate measures are taken for safe operation. Be familiar with all existing NRC security and safety documents and tools in place. Help modify/Update existing policies and develop new ones as needed;
  • Produce regular weekly written reports on the security situation in the field office based on the current information available from other agencies, NRC sub offices, media and other sources. Monitor local and national news (radio, television and print) and translate appropriate information in daily updates.
  • Inform SRMC and AM on issues that may have an effect on NRC security in the region and advise on precautionary measures;
  • In coordination with SRMC, ensure regularly updated incident mapping based on gathered information. Map and advise on Go/No-Go areas;
  • Liaise with NRC hired guard service including duty rosters, leaves, payment, scope
    of work etc...
  • In cooperation with the SRMC and AM, regularly review the security situation of all NRC premises, evacuation plans, security instructions and any other contingency planning that may be necessary;
  • Ensure incident reporting is conducted as necessary. Includes completion of online incident report form, informing necessary actors and maintaining incident report file, as per NRC format;
  • Training/orientation of staff: Ensure orientation/Induction of new expatriate staff/visiting staffs is completed on first day of arrival to Negelle. Provide regular briefings/trainings to national staff on preventative security measures;
  • Ensure that all necessary measures are taken to provide NRC employees with a safe working environment as detailed in existing guidelines, including responsibility of fire regulations, procedures of acceptance of visitor and vehicles to NRC premises, receiving of mail etc. Analyze existing policies and procedures and suggest revisions to the SRMC where necessary;
  • Coordinate with NRC management team in tracking national staff movements in the field.
  • Establish a communication system with field staff when/where necessary. Advise on travel restrictions or precautionary measures, as required;
  • Contribute to NRC strategic and programmatic planning including development of government relations;

  • Facilitate NRC compliance with required regional registration and approvals, and maintain a filing system (online and hardcopy as required).

    Job Requirements

    Generic professional competencies:

  • First level university degree, preferably in Security Management, law or other related social science field
  • Minimum three years of experience working in security management in a humanitarian/recovery context

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical expertise in security management required
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal Working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel); Experience in dealing with institutional actors and government authorities

  • Experience in managing and leading programmes within partner networks and /or consortia
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison
  • Be conversant and have good understanding of the NRC and WFP security management procedures and the function of UNDSS in management of security of UN agencies, highly desirable
  • Ability to multitask, assess, organize and execute with minimal oversight or direction; Operate well in austere and sometimes hardship environments
  • Strong attention to detail

    Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources and achieving results

  • Handling insecure environments

  • Working with people

  • Communicating with impact and respect

  • Managing performance

    How to Apply

    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through OR (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by July 31, 2019.

    NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    “Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NRC offers attractive salary and benefit with on-the-job training opportunities!”

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